4-H Enrollment deadline for new member is February 1st

The 4-H Enrollment deadline is February 1st for new 4-H members wanting to participate in the 2021 Waupaca County Fair in the Junior Division. To enroll go to https://v2.4honline.com/   Use the family enrollment guide at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/4h-ext/files/2020/09/4HOnline.v2.Family.Enrollment.Guide_.pdf  For more information about Waupaca County 4-H visit our website at https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/

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Wash your hands, not food packages

While wintery weather can bring with it dry, chapped hands, experts continue to recommend hand washing as one of the most effective means of helping to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  Experts believe that the coronavirus should not be considered a food safety hazard and increasing evidence suggests that consumers do not need to disinfect food […]

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Two holiday recalls: pre-cut vegetables, chocolate milk

Hy-vee Inc., including stores in Wisconsin, is voluntarily recalling two of its Hy-Vee “Short Cuts” vegetable mix products after tests showed possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Especially with holiday meal preparation this week, there is concern that consumers may have packages of the pre-cut fresh vegetable products in their homes. Both of the implicated products have a “Best […]

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4-H Friday! – November 20

During this time of the year, we are reminded to give thanks. What are you thankful for? Try the “Baked Macaroni and Cheese” recipe. Clothespin Wreaths” are a favorite for any occasion, here is a sample of a fall wreath,  https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/files/2020/11/4-H-Friday-Nov-20.pdf  

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4-H Friday! – September 11th

This week’s 4-H Friday includes a recipe for “Roasted Summer Vegetables”, “September 11th” community service ideas, and a “Scarecrow Craft”.   4-H-Friday-September 11th issue If you would like to take a picture of you or your family doing one of these  4-H projects, feel free to email it to me at penny.tank@wisc.edu, with the subject […]

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Update: The jar sealed, is the food safe? and other questions

Tested recipes recommend glass Mason-style jars and 2-piece self-sealing lids for home canning. In the past few weeks, one of the most frequently asked questions has been about jar sealing. Handling jars and lids correctly will go a long way towards successfully preserving your garden’s bounty for the winter months ahead. Tested recipes recommend glass Mason-style jars and 2-piece self-sealing […]

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Weekly Drive Through Food Pantry in Waupaca – through August 25

There will be a drive through mobile pantry at Waupaca Expo Center every Tuesday through the end of August. This mobile food pantry is available to ALL PEOPLE in the Fox Valley.  No proof of address, income, etc. is needed to receive food. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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4-H Fridays! – June 5

June is Dairy Month – test your knowledge with some dairy trivia, make ice cream in a bag, and create a cow bookmark! If you would like to take a picture of you or your family doing one of these 4-H projects, feel free to email it to me at penny.tank@wisc.edu, with the subject line: […]

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4-H Friday! – May 15

Did you know…a Coat of Arms is a unique design painted on a shield! Try The Best Applesauce recipe, and Identify Insects! 4-H literature referenced in 4-H Friday, the activities come from literature available to borrow from some club libraries and from the Extension Office. Email Penny at penny.tank@wisc.edu to learn how you can borrow […]

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4-H Fridays! – May 1

This week try the “Chips in Muffin” recipe, build a “House of Cards”, and photography “Unique or Trick/Optical Illusion”. If you would like to take a picture of you or your family doing one of these 4-H projects, feel free to email it to me at penny.tank@wisc.edu with the subject line: 4-H Friday Photo and […]

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4-H Fridays! – April 17

This week’s 4-H Friday includes Mama Mia Pizza Pockets Recipe, Make a Mosaic, and an Aerospace Adventures Project “Rudder Away” Wright Brothers Front Rudder airplane!. If you would like to take a picture of you or your family doing one of these 4-H projects, feel free to email it to me at penny.tank@wisc.edu with the […]

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